Image from yesterday’s post.
The timing could NOT have been any worse for the pope. Day after he was carousing with the faithful NOT WEARING a mask — & saying “COVID will be beaten by God’s love” — his pet cardinal, Tagle, tests positive. Ooops!
Kind of embarrassing. But, we all know God loves his little pranks.
Cardinal Tagle is NOT the first cardinal to catch COVID. He is at least the 3rd.
On March 30, 2020, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, the Vicar of Rome, was hospitalized with COVID. A few days later Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, Archbishop of Ouagadougou, of Burkina Faso, came down with it. There might have been others. So Catholic cardinals, despite being the supposed Princes of the Church, are not immune or spared.
Pope Francis MIGHT want to rethink his line & belief on COVID.
Let’s get this STRAIGHT & RIGHT. No beating around the bush.
WE HAVE NOT BEATEN COVID-19 YET BECAUSE GOD HASN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO DOING IT?
“Will be beaten by God’s Love“.
It is NOT beaten yet — so God’s fault?
So, I agree with the Pope.
What do YOU think?
I am surprised Trump hasn’t used this defense.
So, Android 10 in March, Android 11 in September. 6-months apart.
The update was NO problem, BUT I immediately discovered that holding the Power-Button to capture a screenshot had gone away! Damn. I loved that & used it often.
There are other ways to get a screenshot BUT they are not as handy.
Why can’t developers leave stuff alone?
I am sure they are going to have to put this back. SMILE.
A Catholic Priest From The UK, A ‘Canon’ No Less, Gives My “Electing The Next Pope” ($2 eBook), 5-Stars.
This is Canon Canon Anthony Churchill, STL.
This is the book. Available on Apple, Amazon, etc. etc.
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Father Churchill & I are NOT strangers — though we have yet to meet.
We know each other through my books. He contacted me over 10-years ago after seeing my “Pope Names” book. We have been penpals ever since.
He is no stranger to the readers of this blog. He helps me out.
But, his review is genuine. Honest. SMILE.
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Snippets from the book.
Check Categories ‘Books’.
Today, Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Market Close. << GRIN >>
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Post. SMILE.
Numbers NEVER lie!
Plain as day, $2,017 when I posted on Tuesday, $2,245 TODAY. SMILE.
Yes, I bought SOME TSLA. My kids already had SOME TSLA.
I bought my first TSLA, 3 (4 maybe 5) years ago, at $380 a SHARE. People told me I was CRAZY. SMILE.
I know I am CRAZY. I am CRAZY as a cat. SMILE.
Yes, I am SMILING.
I have been LONG, VERY LONG (like 6-years) on AMZN, TSLA, NVDA, ROKU (since IPO), AVGO …
So, have the kids, BUT they also have NFLX & APPL. SMILE. GRIN.
Check Category ‘investments‘.
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I got this at a yard sale many moons ago. I always planned to do this, i.e., capture & save the images digitally.
Cute. 1959. I was 6-years old. Don’t think I was familiar with Yorkshire then.
I first visited Yorkshire c. 1978. Been there quite a few times since.
My 2nd most favorite place in the whole world, next to my BELOVED Canyon de Chelly, is in Yorkshire. Fountains Abbey. YES, there is a picture of the grounds in this calendar — viz. Studley Park that is to one side of the Abbey. I recognized it BEFORE I read the description.
I also recognized the park in Harrogate BEFORE I read the description. Ditto York. Yes, I have spent lots of time in both Harrogate & York. I used to do seminars in both cities.
Two of the other pictures — viz. Hawnby & Laverton — are said to be close to two other favorites of mine, Rievaulx Abbey & Ripon. But, I, alas do not know them as well as I know Fountains, York & Harrogate.
Now that I have digitized this calendar I have no real use for it. IF you are interested let me know. SMILE.
This calendar was published by the ‘Yorkshire Conservative Newspaper Company‘! They were in Leeds.
Category ‘Six Images’.
The STATED August 21, 2020 ‘ex-dividend’ date for getting the 5-for-1 stock split is ‘BOGUS’! SMILE.
I even checked with Fidelity.
While a stock split is considered a dividend it doesn’t work as with a normal monetary dividend. With a monetary dividend IF you BUT after the ex-dividend day, you don’t get the dividend, just the stock. The seller gets to keep the dividend.
Doesn’t work with a stock split, BECAUSE ALL the shares are SPLITTING.
Yes, I bought some. SMILE. I have been LONG on TSLA for years. I first bought TSLA, 4- or 5-years ago when it was $380. SMILE. Did NOT buy many. SMILE. Earlier this year I added a BIT (& bough TSLA for both kids. SMILE). Today I sold ‘bits-&-bobs’ & bought a bit more TSLA. Enough. Now, after the split, this Saturday I will have a ‘decent’ amount. YES, the actual NUMBER of shares matter IF you are an ADDICTED option trader like I. Smile. [P.S., If you could see my kids’ portfolios. SMILE. High risk, HIGH rewards. SMILE.]
Just thought I will share this with you.
August 21, 2020 day meant NOTHING.
You can carry on buying TSLA till 4:00pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 & still get the 5-for-1 split.
It is ‘OK’. You do NOT have to thank me. This is what I do. SMILE.
Check Category ‘investments‘.
My family will testify that I had been DREADING this — i.e., NO live Cambridge Revels — for MONTHS! I just had a horrible feeling. I am crushed. Feel cheated by COVID, feel lost. Yes, I fully appreciate that in the bigger scheme of things that this is but mere bagatelle, but it is something that I truly look forward to year-to-year.
Way back, maybe as early as April, I was going around saying: “I hope Christmas Revels will not get cancelled“. Just a few few ago, my 14-year old daughter, who also likes her Revels assured me that there was plenty of time for them to get the show on stage. I knew otherwise & it has proved to be the case. I am crushed.
Truth be told the COVID-19 pandemic did not impact me much. This was the biggest & bitterest blow.
I am a bit of recluse as the best of times. Other than my mandatory daily walks (including the mile at night) I can go 5-days without ever getting in a car to go anywhere (& I do have 5-cars). I am happy to be at home & write. Plus Teischan was already been homeschooled. So, there was no change there.
Yes, I do miss going out to eat. That is a big change. I probably used to eat out at least 4-times a month. Now I haven’t even done fast food or take out in 5-months. But, it hasn’t bothered me too much. I still eat & I can always afford to lose some weight.
Vacations was another change. Normally, at a minimum, we would have gone to Acadia for a few days at the end of June. But, we have been compensating for that with our weekly, day-trips. Plus, we have something planned for later.
But, Revels. Aahhhh!
I am crushed. Teischan & I had already planned to go to the LAST showing — which used to be our custom. Same with the circus. Go for the last performance (in town). Now nothing.
Virtual does NOT cut it with I.
I understand. It would have been near impossible to have pulled it off. But, I am, nonetheless, sad.
2020 will NOT feel right without Revels.
I will always blame COVID-19 for depriving us of Revels.